Daughters Down Two Members After ‘Big Falling Out’
Things are rough these days for the dudes in Daughters. This, according to Alexis Marshall — better known to fans of the Providence, R.I. chaos specialists as Lex — the band’s inscrutable frontman. He claims that, back in August, just a few months after Daughters wrapped the recording of their forthcoming eponymous LP, the band had a “big falling out,” and that only he and drummer Jon Syverson remain in the band.
That means bassist Samuel Moorehouse Walker and guitarist Nick Andrew Sadler are out. Lex wouldn’t go into the specifics surrounding the situation, but in a conversation with Noisecreep over the weekend, it was very clear that what it boiled down to was creative differences.
According to Lex, Daughters finished tracking the disc in June, and back in August, “had a big falling out, and the band basically fell apart. It came to a point where I said, ‘This isn’t for me. This is bulls—. I’m not happy here, and I’m not happy with these certain people.'” Lex says he left Daughters, “and after that, Jon said, ‘If he’s not going to be here, we don’t need to do this at all.'” The band dissolved, and basically, no one outside of the band knew. “We need to be happy making music, and we really lost that,” Lex explains.
Some months later, he and Jon reconnected and decided to carry on. “We started this band and we’re the only two people who have been through it consistently, so there was no reason to stop altogether and throw the whole thing away,” Lex tells Noisecreep. They have no plans to tour around the album’s March 9 release, and at this point Lex says the pair have “no plans to replace anybody, but we’re not ruling out the idea that people could come in here and if it works out, they’ll stay.”
Daughters’ forthcoming LP is, without question, the most accessible offering they’ve ever released. It seems this is what rubbed Lex the wrong way. “I think we all started finding different ways and going in different directions … not all of us, but some of us,” he admits. “The record has a different sound from song to song, and I think you can pinpoint places where its sort of done for the wrong reasons on this record. I’m not knocking anyone who enjoys this record, because I enjoy parts of this record. But I think if people like it, it’s because it was written for them to like it, if that makes sense.”
In the coming weeks, we’ll be bringing you more from our interview with Lex, including album details and Marshall’s stance on the Jay vs. Conan debacle.